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University of South Dakota Department of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Department 414 E. Clark Street Sanford Coyote Sports Center room A375A Vermillion SD 57069 United States
Phone+1 605.658.6356
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
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Applicants must obtain a bachelor's or master's/graduate degree by June 1, 2023 prior to entering the DPT program unless they are applying as a part of the approved USD Accelerated DPT option. 
Course Prerequisites
General Information
All prerequisite coursework must be completed by June 1, 2023. 

AP minimum score of 4/5 must be met for any prerequisite coursework. An official score report must also be sent directly to USD using code 6881 to verify qualification for prerequisite completion.

CLEP and pass/fail courses are not acceptable for prerequisites with a lab component.

No more than 2 incomplete prerequisite courses will be allowed following completion of your fall 2022 semester.

One course cannot be utilized to fulfill more than one prerequisite requirement.
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
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Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
Biology I
Biology must be at the level for biology majors. CLEP AND PASS/FAIL COURSES NOT ACCEPTED.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
Biology must be at the level for biology majors. CLEP AND PASS/FAIL courses not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Chemistry must be at the level for chemistry majors. CLEP AND PASS/FAIL COURSES NOT ACCEPTED.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Chemistry must be at the level for chemistry majors. CLEP AND PASS/FAIL COURSES NOT ACCEPTED.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
CLEP AND PASS/FAIL COURSES NOT ACCEPTED.
Course Level
Survey
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physics II
CLEP AND PASS/FAIL COURSES NOT ACCEPTED.
Course Level
Survey
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physiology
CLEP AND PASS/FAIL COURSES NOT ACCEPTED.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
Psychology
Developmental Psychology - lifespan is preferred but childhood, adolescence, or adulthood courses are also accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
Psychology
General or Introductory Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
Statistics
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics